Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets to the Reno Beer Crawl (a $10 value) hosted by The Waterfall. Beer crawls are held on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 2 p.m. This Groupon is valid for June 25, July 23, and August 27.
Once a month, beer crawlers depart from The Waterfall's bar and hookah lounge to complete a beer-laden loop of downtown Reno. As bar-hoppers arrive for the 2 p.m. starting gun, hosts garb them with a wristband and map detailing the route between a minimum of a dozen bars and a landlocked pirate's buried keg. With a complimentary glass in hand, crawlers scoot up to the tap at each stop for $1 refills of 6-ounce samples. Although all the beer crawls are drinking-themed, some take on added motifs such as June's celebration of the crawl's third anniversary. By 6 p.m., participants saunter back to The Waterfall, where they trade completed raffle tickets for complimentary kamikaze shots and a chance to win $25 gift certificates to participating taverns.
Though not a part of today's deal, beer crawlers can continue the festivities at The Waterfall, where 24 tap brews ($4 each)—including $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon and Natural Light—dampen downspouts and ably fill the mighty cups of Olympic beer-pong teams.
Despite its name, The Waterfall is no ordinary watering hole. Couches dot the interior of the laid-back bar, inviting patrons to lounge while downing pints chosen from 24 draft beers or admiring pieces by local artists. In the back, hookahs puff out fragrant smoke, adding an air of mystery to good-natured games of beer pong, pool, shuffle board, and steel-tip darts. The bar stays traditional where it counts, though—its liquor shelves only house top-brand vodkas, whiskeys, and bourbons, and its selection of beers draws brews from both big-name producers and innovative craft breweries. Flat-screen televisions situated above the bar also err on the side of familiarity, broadcasting television favorites such as South Park and games from around the sporting world. Located in The Riverwalk District, The Waterfall also plays host to the Reno Beer Crawl on the fourth Saturday of every month—bringing out drink specials and maps for the tour’s raucous groups of wanderers—and offers glasses for the Riverwalk Merchant Association's Wine Walk on the third Saturday of every month.
134 W 2nd St.
Reno, Nevada 89501